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Education & Development 

Dominic Ball testimonial

Professional footballer Dominic Ball has completed a Business Management Degree with The Open University. He explains why it’s important other current players start planning for the future, plus how the support of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) helped.

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Education & Development 

Being an OU student

The induction course for new OU students, covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies.

Free course
12 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Wellbeing and mental health collection

The mental health and wellbeing collection (Wales) provides a hub of free, bilingual resources that aim to promote positive wellbeing and support good mental health.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

What happens ‘When East Meets West’?

What benefits and obstacles are there when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage partake in distance learning with a Western university? Laura Tan investigates...

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Education & Development 

This Student Life

What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? This Student Life is a drama following three students through their experiences on DD102. Each episode takes a look at life from the perspective of contemporary students studying social sciences

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3 hrs
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Education & Development 

The Student Experience

If you have not studied for a long time, doing an OU course can seem a daunting prospect. Find out what’s really involved by listening to these students talking about how they found time for the work; some of the sacrifices involved; whether it had all been worthwhile; and the kind of help they got from their OU tutors. Despite the very real challenges of studying whilst coping with kids, jobs and real life, these people from many different walks of life testify to the great sense of achievement, satisfaction, even excitement involved in tackling a new subject and succeeding.

Video
30 mins